Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Yunus B. Abd. Shukor was born in 1970 in the state of Perak, Malaysia. He is currently an academic member of the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, UPM, since the year 2002. He was awarded a Bachelor of Biotechnology from Imperial Colloge, London in 1993, a Diploma in Translation from The Institute of Language and Literature in 1996 and a PhD from UPM in 2001. He had conducted a scientific expedition to Antarctica in 2002-2003 in collaboration with the Malaysian Academy of Science and the Argentinean Institute of Antarctica. He has produced 30 papers in journals cited by citation index databases as corresponding author and 10 papers as coauthor.